Showing posts with label Math Poettary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Math Poettary. Show all posts

Friday, June 04, 2010

The q-disease

Special Functions,
by Andrews, Askey and Roy.
Here's a belated review,
and a thank you.


Beauty in mathematics,
said Polya,
is seeing the truth
without effort.

in The Book
is as elegant,
as could be.

as simple,
as effortless,
as should be.

as beautiful,
as it is.


Sunday, April 05, 2009


Ambigram by punyamishra

All Cretans are liars
said Epiminedes,
a Cretan,
a classic Paradox.

If Epiminedes tells the truth
then he must be lying.
And if he is lying,
he is telling the truth.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Originally uploaded by punyamishra

Infinite plane
made compact
becomes a sphere.

Still infinite,
but compact,
somehow closer to
being finite.

GB # 23 (also Math Poettary)

Look here too.

Monday, February 09, 2009

The Modulus Function

Every differentiable function
is also continuous.
"This does not mean,"
the Modulus Function
points out,
"that every continuous function
is differentiable too."

Math Poettary #5

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Not differentiable

A continuous function
Going along nicely
without lifting pencil
from paper.

This sharp point
got me,
its not differentiable.

Math Poettary #4

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Continuous function

A continuous function,
draw it without
picking up pencil
from paper.

At all points,
the left hand limit
the same as
the right hand limit,
the same as
the value of the function
at the point.

At all points
its value
what it should be.

Math Poettary #3

Friday, January 30, 2009


Ambigram by punyamishra

The scientific training,
teaches how to discover.

The artistic training
teaches how to uncover.

The mathematician uncovers,
only to discover --
new things to uncover.

GB #18 (Also Math Poettary)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Isosceles Triangle

An Isosceles Triangle
looks in the mirror,
and finds itself un-reversed.
"My base angles are equal,"
it says.

Math Poettary #2

Saturday, January 10, 2009